Dewey Calvin Murphy was the son of Parnick McCown Murphy and Christina Mae Conner. Grandparents: John Richard Murphy and Josephine Wise. He enlisted on January 22, 1944, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and overseas since August. He was killed in action in France while serving with the 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, Company A

-There is a collection of letters sent home by Dewey Murphy and sympathy cards sent to his family after his death in the UT Special Collections.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel,  August 14, 1948
Pvt. Dewey Calvin Murphy, 19, 139 Hinton Avenue, was killed in battle at Metz, France, Nov. 9, 1944. He was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church. He entered the service Feb. 12, 1944, serving in Company A, 377th Infantry, 95th Division. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Murphy; half-sister, Mrs. E.G. Dawn, all of Knoxville; grandfather, W.W. Mathena, Tip Top, Va. Funeral at Rose Chapel and interment in Lynnhurst Cemetery.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 December 1924
  • Date of death: 9 November 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Metz
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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